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30113" CLUB
§ When a group of irate mothers
mm the session of the club,
the regular members cower in
me darkest corners of the dingy
mom like scared hids hiding un
ur the bed during an electric
Mm- Complamt of the women
m not a new one. They have
nested it many times and have
won the support at a large por
hon of the population. Speeding
ears on city streets was the bur
den of the charge with definite
mods for action. “If the fools
nut to go out in the country
where and run their car off
an road and .smash themselves
up, that’s their own business,”
said one other-Wise soft-spoken
”mg mother. “But when they
at along residential streets at
high speeds where our kids are
plain! - that’s our business.
If it can’t be stopped. any other
way, I’m in favor of Vigilante ac
fion!” Whereupon she held aloft
for all to see a box of long and
sharp tackS.
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Obviously a small police force
wot be spread to cover a large
nee for full time. However,
householders believe that they
are entitled to just as much pro
tection as are business houses.
In automobile traveling at a
high rate oi! speed is a dangerous
despot! especially in the hands
a an inept or careless driver.
Kanewick is not so big that
much time is consumed driving
from one end of the city to the
other without exceeding speed
hits. There is definitely no ex
cue for excessive speeds.
lost complaints come from
residents along West Kennewick
wane and East Third. Some
time should be devoted by police
for patrolling these areas at least
occasionally. That may be done,
but we have seen speedsters every
day and have only seen patrol
cars onvery rare occasions.
“SMOOTH 7 _ _
.Lut'week and again this week
mm“: Notes have appeared
in the KGB. Mrs. Burke Doyle
in furnishing the copy. Many
Kmnewick‘ residents, curious as
to developments in the Damsite
city, wll follow the column with
A letter, signed merely “Citi
nn’f commends the Sidewalk
Reporter for his efforts on be
half of a cleaner town. How
ever, he suggests that a dump
be provided. There is a dump,
m hiend,,and a very nice dump
it is, too complete with rats
and odor. For the benefit of
those unfamiliar with our com
munity, the dump is located
south of the city,‘ over the first
hill. Turn south at Bremmer’s
corner from Kennewick Avenue
onto Owen’s Road and follow
your nose.
Another new adjunct to the
XOR is a’ column entitled, “As
Tanpus Fugits.” It is a melange
o! waistband commegtqt on ttée
m y scene an I’3 pro -
able that most people who know
flan-k would guess from the
er in which the words are
Put together that he is the au
-333% even if histhname didf Itlgt
appear at e head 0 e
_ customer was trying 0
dude on which pen to- purchase
It Behrman’s one day last week.
Instead of the usual procedure
0! writing his name he was deft
? icrlbhlng “Tempus Fugits,
Teams Fugits . . . “After trying
”681, Mr. Behrman handed
him stm another, saying, “Per
m you will like this point bet
ter. Mr. Fugits.”
3mm County Pomona Picnic
“11 be held on June 29th at the
Klnnewick City Park. Evprya
"39 bring lunch and table ser-‘
“‘3" Ice cream will be furnm
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Anyone Can Win.
389’: a contest that’s open to
u'u’WY—and perhaps the
Shelia“ will have just as much
“We as the “expert." With one
M already gone, a prize has
““1 wet-ed to th individual who
”“3 closest to guessing the out
me 01 the second round of play
amt Active Club fastball
All you have to do is pick the
We: in which you think the eight
he“ln: will finish. Final game at
“1° series will be played on July
“- Entries must reach the Cour
ffilyogce not later than Tuesday,
01:. yes, the prize. Ten tickets
t° the Benton theatre.
The eight teams involved are:
“files. Active Club, VFW, Wll
- Fllool'. Church’s, Keolker’s,
Ray'D‘Ant Cleaners and Ameri
“n Lesion.
@lll2 Kenm’mirk Olnurivr- ER» nutter
C. o! C. Endorses
Fund Restoration
For Bonneville
The Kennewick Chamber of
Commerce Thursday approved a
resolution calling for congression
al action ‘to restore cuts in the
budget of the Bonneville admin
istration to permit the building
of additional transmission lines
and power facilities. Copies of
the resolution were sent to sena
tors and representatives of the
district urging their ' support of
the fund restoration.
The budget cuts, as made by the
House of Representatives and re
stored by the Senate, would make
impossible the building of a trans
mission line from Bannevillle’s
midway line in Pasco to a new
substation in Kennewick.
Present danger is that the cut,
although restored by senatorial
action, may become reality in
joint committee meetings between
the house and senate.
Bob Cruzen 6f the Benton Coun
ty PUD described the construction
of the transmission line and the
new sub-station as vital to the
industrial development of Kenne
wick. Pointing out that the issue
is not one of private power versus
public power proponents, he stat
ed that the capacity or the present
sub-station is being axed to the
limit to supply Kennewick resi
dential and industrial consumers.
If funds are‘approved to extend
the present PUD facilities as re
quested, the city will have sufllc
ient electric power to adequately
care for any growth that can be
predicted now and over the next
five years, Cruzen said. The new
installation would add an esti
mated 6,000 electrical units to the
power now available.
Tour Pilots Get Lost,
Find Twin City Field
Part of a group of some 60 pri
vate aircraft now touring three
states of the Northwest, three air
craft landed at Twin City Airport
Tuesday. Originally bound for
Yakima, the pilots simply “got
lost," and finally came down at
the Kennewick air field. The three
craft later left for Wala Walla,
where they were to have rejoined
the main group as guests of that
city’s Chamber of Commerce Tues
day evening... .
' The flight, covering the state of
Washington, Oregon and Idaho, is
the first attempt at what is plan
ned to become an annual Tri-State
Tour. This year’s event is spon
sored by the Portland Chamber
of Commerce and by the Union
Oil company.
The air tour started in Port
land, stopped first at Yakima and
then moved on to Walla Walla,
minus, of course the three wander
ers who overshot the Yakima des
tination and found their way to
Kennewick. Most of the planes
are owned and piloted by business
men from cities throughout the
three states.
Avacodos Grow Big
In Tropical Panama
Peaches may grow to generous
sizes in Kennewick but Avacaa
dos reach large proportions in
Panama. Mss Loretta Cowden on
Tuesday received a sample via
air mail from her sister, Mrs.
Martn Sawyer, who lives in the
tropical country.
The fruit was perfectly shap
ed and weighed one ounce more
than a pound.
Mrs. Sawyer is a Panama post
al employee and her husband is
a government engineer.
The Buzzin’ Dozen 4-H club
met at the local park June let.
There Were four members pres
ent, our assistant leader, Mrs. Mas
ters and one visitor.
The minutes were read by our
secretary, Merle Masters and ap
proved by the members.
We made a motion the president
Elaine Wilder, send cards to the
members who were absent trom
the meeting. During the time
spent at the meeting we girls did
darning, sewing and embroidery
work. ‘ -
It was voted that our July sth
meeting be postponed till July 19.
The meeting was then adjourned.
Patty Stark, reporter.
Janet Shields Walker Arrives
Little Mary Alice Walker, 2%
year old resident of 812 Alder St.,
5.1.35 a new baby brother named
Son of Mr. and Mrs. James
Walker, young J ames Shields
Walker was born at Our Lady of
Lourdes Hospital on June 14. Up
on arrival Mary Alice's husky
brother tipped the scales at 9 lbs.
2 ounces.
Born to Kennewick residents at
Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in
Pasco this week:
To Walter and Geraldine Ed
wards, on June 21, a girl.
To Earl and. Gene Johnson, on
June 21, a girl.
To Godfrey and Esther Smith,
on June 23, a boy.
To John and Alice Lynn, on
June<2s, a boy.
To Ralph and Virginia Hazelton
on June 25, a boy.
iTeen Ager’s le SIX To
Play Ping“ Pong Finals.
Kennewick’s Big Six will meet
the Big Six from Pasco in a ping
pong tournament Monday evening
at 8 o’clock at the Park View Re
creational hall.
Throughout the past week,
elimination . matches have been
under way in the twin cities to
determine the top ranking sextets,
who will engage in the final play
offs. Parents are urged to attend.
The public will also be welcom
ed to the indoor sports event;- No
admission is to be charged. The
tourney is another event in the
Kennewick Teen Agers ‘summer
recreational program,
Auxiliary Elects
Its New’ Officers
New ofl‘icers for the Amozrican
Legion Auxiliary of the Robert
Ely Post No. 33 were elected at
the last meeting of the organiza
tion, and plans were made for a
combined Legian and Auxiliary
picnic on July 13 in the local park.
Elected to office were Mabel
Richniond, president; D’Loye Def
fenbaugh, vice president; Nellie
J ones, second vice president; Ag
nes .Spreen, treasurer; Maria Bil
lingsly, secretary; Irma Galloway
corresponding secretary; Bertha
Story, chaplain; Margaret O’Hearn
historian; Lydia Mock, sergeant
at arms; and Caroline Hunt, Ha
zel Oliver and Carrie McCalmant,
members of the Executive Com
mittee. '
Auxiliary members were re
qusted to bring chicken and salad‘
and cake and pie for their own
families to the July picnic. Ice
cream and drinks are to be fur
nished. Date of the next meeting
was set for August 7 and no July
meetings are scheduled.
Fruit Growers
Meet in Fraser
A meeting will be held at
Prosser on July 8 of the newly
formed fruit growers’ associa
tion. The group has not yet‘
chosen a name. ‘
Purpose is to promote better
cutural practices, assist in mark-3
eting and to provide for better
pat control. The organization
grew out of activities in com
batting the cherry fruit fly.
“Growers in other areas have
gained considerable information
and have definitely improved fruit
culture,” Harold Schultz, assist
ant county agent said here. “This
area is not keeping up with devel
opments in the friut- growing in
dugtryf’. _ __ _ _- __ _
,He stated that the Extension
Office would assist in every way
possible- in the operaton of such
a group.. However, the office will
not take the lead in its organi
“We want it to be a real local
growers’ group,” he explained.
“It the local growers want such
an organization here we will be
pleased to help in every way
possible. We don’t want to jam
‘directives’ down any body’s
Schultz stated that in many
localities the grower’s organi
zations have taken a lead in in
troducing and developing new
and improved methods of cul
tural and pest control.
Pasco Youngsters Play
Kennewick Kids Today
Teen-age kids from across the
river. will attempt to wallop the‘
Kennewick boys this afternoon in
a softball game at Kennewick’s
Recreation Center, when a team
from the Pasco Teen-Mere club
takes, the field against our squad.
Johnny Scott, the city’s recrea
tional director, sent out a call for
all interested lads, 13 through 16,
to leg it out to the Center to join
up in the hardball league which
got started last Monday evening.
Two teams are already organized
and playing ball on schedule.
Johnny would like to see a couple
more formed, pronto! Games are
to be played every Monday, Wed
nesday and Friday afternoons at
two o’clock.
Advance ticket sales started
in the city this week for the Ac
tive Club-sponsored Glen Gray
dance at Playland on July 3
Pourth of July Eve. Activism
described the attraction as the
most outstanding dance even!
in the entire area.
The 4-H delegation to the Washington state 4-H Camp at Pull
man from Benton County are pictured here with representatives
of the Benton County Extension Office. From left in the back
row are Dave James. county extension agent: Hope Liggett and
Shirley Woehle. of the Richland 4-H club: Loretta V. Cowden.
home extension agent: in the front row are Margaret Kerr. Doris
Kraus and Betty Webber.‘ of the Benton City 4-H club. ’
G-M an Recounts Work
Of FBI to Active Club
' George 1-1. Treadwell, Special
Agent for the Federal Bureau of
Investigations, Tuesday night chal
lenged the fitpular belief that the
work of G- en is sensational and
dramatic. 7 - _ _
“S";Efi'ihg to the Kennewick Ac
tive Club, Treadwell estimated
Plums Shipped
Prom Kennewick
First plums were shipped from
Kennewick Tuesday. A small
quantity, handled by the Big Y
started up the Valley where- an
additional amount will be added
at Benton City i and other points
until the complete pool is made
up at Yakima. I
The Kennewfick ' contribution
were “Beauty” 'plums and were
of very fne qauilty.
Batman Thrills Kiwanis
With Storieé of Stunts
Members of the Kennewick Ki
wanis club re-lived some of the
death-daring moments of the barn
storming era of aviation history
Tuesday as they listened to Chas.
“Tommy” Thompson, of Batman
fame, recount some of his dramatic
adventures. A _
Thompson, now proprietor of
the Vista Parachute Company at
Vista Field, recalled his exploits
with the late Tex Rankin and
many other of the early day aerial
pioneers, during the colorful pe
riod when the most lantastic
stunts were accepted as common
One of the most experienced
stuntmen left in the business,
“Batman” Thompson described
the transition of flying from its
spectacular and sensational begin
nings to its present status as one
of the nation’s established trans
portation industries.
golden Wedding Digngr
Honors Kennevfick Pair
The golden wedding anniver
sary 01' Mr. and Mrs. é: H.
Greenup which fell on J e 23,
was celebrated on Sunday with
a dinner in the private dinning
room of the Hotel Pasco, given
by their daughters and sons
in-law, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Garl
son of Kennewick and Mr. and
Mrs. C. J. Anderson of Rich
Mr. and Mrs. Greenup en
tered the dinning room to the
strains of the wedding march by
Lohengrin played on the piano
by their ten year old grand
daughter Mary Esther Ander
The tables were set to form
a horseshoe. At the head of the
table the beautiful wedding cake
was surrounded by many gold
en wraped gift packages, which
were opened just before the serv
ing‘of the last course. Large
bowls of lovely gladiolus com
pleted the table decorations.
Mrs. Greenup wore a corsage
of McGredy’s yellow row and
tiny Finch rose buds, tied with
streamers of gold ribbon.
Those attending were mem
bers of the family and one friend.
Mr. and Mrs. Greenup, Mr.)
and Mrs. Carlson, Mr. and Mrs.)
Anderson and daughter Mary
Esther and son Roger, Mrs. J.
J. Glasser, Mr. P. E. Anderson,
Miss Elsie Anderson, Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Arnold and Mrs.
L. H. Raymond a elm friend
since the family moved to Ken
newick thirteen years ago.
\ Harlaud Carlson the oldest
,grandchild of the honored couple
and his family, their three great
lgrand children were unable to
that only one half of one percent
of the work accomplished by the
FBI could be described as salsa
tional. The other ninety-nine and
a half percent of the bureau’s ac
tivity, vital as it is to national se
curity, is for the most part routine,
he said.
Although the FBI did not attract.
widespread public attention until
the 1930:, it was actually estab-,
lished many years before, in 1908,‘
Treadwell explained. Its role in
the public eye began with the ap
pointment of Charles Edgar Hoo
ver as director in 1923. Hoover
instituted a drastic personnel
house cleaning at once, and began
‘to employ top flight young agents.
Indicative of the energetic re
forms instituted by Hoover are
,the requirements for special
agents. They must be, Treadwell
,outlined, between the ages of 25
and 40 years, they must be gradu
‘atos of law or accountancy schools
:and they must be able to submit
itheir characters to the most
searching investigations.
j 01 recent years, the bureau has
employed some non-attorney. non
;accountant applicants, graduates
of colleges and universities, who
display a marked special aptitude
ford investigative assignments, he
sai .
1 Treadwell described the arduous
nature of the training every spec
ial agent is required to undergo.
Fora period that varies from 12 to
16 weeks, the new G~man is
schooled intensively seven days a
weektromSamtoilpm. Much
of the material presentedto him
for study must be committed to
memory. He must learn, also, the
techniques of investigation and
ground himself in national defense
subjects and methods of combat
ing subversive activity. _ -
In additiun to his academic
training, the young G—man must
master the art or selbdetense. He
is taught .to be an expert with
In all his work, the new agent?
must earn a minimum grade of 85,
just 15 points under perfection. to
quality for FBI stains. Treadwell‘
compared the standard with that
commonly set for colleges and un
iversities at 70 points for minimmn‘
passing performances.
After completing his prelim
inary schooling, the agent enters
upon a period of actual training
on the job. For a period of weeks.
he peirsroclosely supervised by his
cu rs and works with an en:-
perienccd agent.
The scope of his learning is il
lustrated by the fact that every
special agent must be able to dan
vestigations assigned to the FBI;
with the exception of accounting
investigations which are carried
out by highly trained agents, who
comprise about one-fifth of the
mM_iom__ _‘ __ _ __
The fingerprint division of the}
FBI now has an estimated tile
of finger prints that exceeds five;
million, representing records of
aboutthreeandahaltmillion in-i
dividuals. On many individuals,‘
the bureau must also maintain sew
eral other indexes, covering aliases
inicknames and other known per
sonal pewharltlea.
The fingerprint divisino main
tains 24 hour service for peace of
ticers all over the nation, Tread
demonstration of its emciency has
been able to produce a file of a
particular person within five min
lutas after receiving a request.
.Thc annual Sunday School and
church picnic of_the First Baptist
church will be held Friday after
noon at 5 o’clock in the local park.
Games, swimming and a potluck
supper wil be features of the pic
nic, which will close with a short
devotional, the Reverend John W.
Kopp said.
Mexico City Residents
Taste Kennewick Foods
Residents of Mexico City are
this week enjoying fresh frozen
foods from Kennewick (suns.
What is expected to prove a valu
-lable marketing outlet for this com
munity was tested with the first
commercial flight of foodstufls on
hA t I'mm tes beflore 7 Tuesday
ew u
mom I hit silver 00-: of
Kids To Compeie
In 4111 Parade
According to latest reports. Ken
newick's Boy Scouts, Blue Birds
and Camp Fire Girls will lead the
Kiddies' Parade in the city on July
Fourth. It has been announced
that A. Cheney, C. W. Reid will
act as judges for the occasion,
picking the best trom the punch
ing, walking. bicycling. tricycling
and lie-hays toddling contestants.
Mrs. B. J. Spurgeon oi the Christ
ian Church has requested that the
young paraders assemble at the
church grounds at 10:30, Inde
pendence Day morning. Prizes—
first, second and third—will be in
cash, three. two and single dollar
bills respectively. They will be
awarded in three distinct groups—
to decorated bikes and doll buggies
pedaled or pushed by 845-er
oids, and to those children under
isdyears who enter pets in the pa
ra e..
The parade is to end at the park.
where the Christian church will
{sponsor various concessions which
‘will be open to the public through
out the afternoon. selling the us
ual hot dog, mm home
made pie, coflee. pop. lemonade
and ice cream. As announced last
week. the Active Club will pruent
a double-header eoftbnll me.
along with their regula- bingo
Those wishing to participate in
Fridajr morning’s parade may do
so by contacting John Scott, city
'ty. banding, ' :2),th
mum or
3621. Groups wishing to contrib
ute to the afternoon park festivi
ties. should telephone Mrs. B. J.
Spurgeon at 2379.
Plane Lands at Vista
With Cronin Visitors
1 A twin-engined Beechmft. en
[route from Omaha to San Fran
bcnsco, touched down at Vists
‘Field on Wednesday morning,
\June 13. with visitors tor L. M.
Cronin, local representative of
[the Omaha Standard Body Cor
‘poration. Passengers were Miles
\Standish. president of the cor
poration, his wife, and Mr. and
‘ms. Frank Standish, of Kansas
City. Frank Standish is head of
“he Livestock Commission 00., in
;K. C. He talked over livestock
problems with Cronin, who is
also in this business in Pasoo. _
Flown by a private pilot, the
party took off later Wedneeday,
with stops planned at'l‘he Dal
les and Klamath Falls dam the
flight to San Francisco. :
“Singing Gl’s” Quartet
To Appear Here Monday
Touring the country with the
“Singing G.l.'s", Mr. Jesse Mil
ler, who is one of the laminate
survivors of the infamous Ba
taan Death March, will give his
personal testimony Monday night
at the First Baptist Church.
”1;: "1% was" ma:
quarte i
their pianist and W,
Mr. Miller. are all ear-service
men now in preparation for
Christian service at the Bible In
stitute of Los Angela. They
wiiiilg given thfilr W and
s a e on 37 avg“ ser
viVitedce. The, public is in-
Monday night min. a sh.
First Baptist Church In Jun
will”! ofhhpononllm
ioneu. thumbnail
try with the ”Singing 61's. I
$3.00 Per Year—loc Per Copy
Norther-s Aircraft roared into Vista
Field. Within 20 minutes it was
on its way again carrying ‘BOO
pounda of Caacade frozen foods
wrapped in blankets and cooled
with dry ice.
'l‘heplanewaatoetop in Port
land to pick up an additional 1200
panda at m poultry.
“It all haJppened very sudden-
Lv,” stated ad: 01;). manager or
Cascade Foods here. “I got a call
ordering the merchandiee at 6
o’clock last night. I called Farley
and we loaded it this morning in
time to rush it to the field.”
J. C. Llodoey of Seattle was the
buyer and la acoompanylna the
mt. This lo the that such flight
into Mexico and it la lopod that
a steady market will be developed
Art Johnstone. manzf: o: Nor
thern Aircraft. was on the
flight as far as Los Angeles. Mr.
.t'ge etewm thethe twin :5
opera r 0 an?
Cessna that took 11 cases of en
newick sags-am to the President.
of Interior, Winston Senators
and Representatives last spring.
The company has enjoyed eon
stderable success in flying produce
into Alaska and operates several
D¢_‘hipe- - 2 _
“We 31” hauled 1000 fisherman
133 A 118)“ this W.” Johnston.
In Tuesday's cargo wen u can
of peaches. 41 cues of apricots. 41
cues of spinach. three can of
pen and than and of string
Flights of flesh and frozen pro
duce has proved to be a profitable
operation. Alaska has been a
popular field because of the time
"haired to ship by water.
yin: at 15,000 feet altitude, at
mosphere is cool Chang: that little
or no ren'izsration ' necessary
even in warm climates.- Mr. John
stone stated that a new system has
practical. m consists o a re
frigerated “blanket” which oper
:l: used electric heating blanket.
Sharp Brothers
Complete Housing
Kennewick continua to expand.
Out on breezy Nob Hill, over
looking‘ the green valley twand
the Home Heaven hills. one of the
city’s newest housing devaop
meat: was we“ under way last
week. with one unit already near-
art of the addition being con
structed by Sharp Brotheu on 10th
Amue. near the Twin City Air
port. the new home in built of
umice stone, with a concrete
Elect foundation. Finished, the
building willyha‘ve a stucco exter
ior. ream of the unit. with
living-room, two bedrooms. kit
chen and bath, include modern
water heating equipment, and au
«#“33 Bhazumetated 2%. mo?
. t 0
home will. be rea tor the public'a
construction on the development.
Sharp announced that three late
ere stlll evalleble for builders.
Red Cross Classes To
Teach Safety Measures
Lu Roberts. representing the
gluclghsnd. 110 me ”through
During the outed. Roberts will
one: two 12-hour cameo in the
latest safety m. The in
struction ll given in the area for
the purpose of training men and
women of, the community to carry
on uthe safety pmgnm independ
m o -
Several more representatives of
organisations and business firms
can be accepted for the classes.
Full information may be secured
:from Harlot-1e Wilson at the Ken
‘newick Red Cooss once in the J.
C. Penney building.
Remember When?
A. C. Amon eyed a day of
accounting old elame- when he
attended the reunion in Waits
burg Saturday of the old Pres
byterian Academy. Mr. Amon
attended the school 42 years ago:
More than 100 “old grads"
attended the affair. Mr. Amon
was pleasantly surprised to find
many in attendance whom he
had known including three tea.
chers who were- teaching when
he attended the school.
The school was founded in
1884 and was disbanded in 1907
when the Waitsburg High school
becazne 9. mlitr- _
"‘"No. Mu. Amon didn't go,“
Mr. Anion said. “She thought
we'd Just be hiking about m
and memories that the was not
familiar with. And that's just
what we did.”

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